Broadcasting & Cable
WJLA's Bob Ryan to Get Big Send-Off
TV Washington plans a three-day tribute in its 11 p.m. newscast for Washington TV weather icon Bob Ryan, who is retiring.
Sally Ride National Tribute At Kennedy Center Tonight
NASA and Sally Ride Science are inviting journalists to tonight's "Sally Ride: A Lifetime of Accomplishment, A Champion of Science Literacy," a national tribute to America's first woman in space.
Fri May 17, 2013
8-year-old fights to get WWII vet recognition he deserves
SALISBURY, Md. -- Whenever 87-year-old Charles Mowbray visits North Salisbury Elementary in Salisbury, Md., this World War II Navy sailor brings a boatload of stories -- like the one about how he helped rescue some men after a kamikaze attack.
Thu May 16, 2013
FBI Faces Furloughs in 2014
FBI Director Robert Mueller told the Senate Appropriations subcommittee that oversees the Justice Department the FBI would have no choice but to force unpaid leave, thereby putting the country at risk.
Labor nominee voted out of committee on party line vote
Thomas Perez, President Obama's nominee to be labor secretary, was approved by the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions committee on Thursday on a straight party line vote.
National Public Radio
Congress: Where Food Reforms Go To Die?
Two seemingly common-sense, bipartisan food reforms have gotten mugged on Capitol Hill in recent days.
Tue May 14, 2013
The Heritage Foundation
Quiet Before the Storm: CBO Reports $642 Billion Deficit in 2013
At $642 billion, the Congressional Budget Office reports , the 2013 deficit will be lower by $200 billion than previously forecast.
FBI to probe tax agency's actions
The decision by America's IRS to reveal to a small room of tax lawyers last week that it had targeted conservative groups is now itself the subject of a Congressional inquiry.
Mon May 13, 2013
Sen. Johanns Calls for Hearing on IRS Political Targeting
Sen. Mike Johanns has sent a letter to Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Barbara Mikulski requesting that the committee hold a hearing concerning the recently revealed practices of the Internal Revenue Service targeting specific conservative groups.
National Organization for Women
New Path to Ratify the ERA: Three-State Strategy Bill Introduced
Advocates of the Equal Rights Amendment were cheered Thursday when a bipartisan resolution was introduced by Sens.
Sat May 11, 2013
Ribbon cutting celebrates vino trail
Red, white and blue ribbon was cut and glasses of red and white wines were lifted to celebrate the official opening of the Antietam Highlands Wine Trail.
Fri May 10, 2013
Activists outraged over - Monsanto Protection Act'
Food safety advocates are outraged over revelations that U.S. Congress and President Barack Obama approved an act that includes a provision purporting to strip federal courts of the ability to prevent the spread of genetically modified organisms .
IHD Employees Honored in Annual Award Ceremony
Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head Division recognized nearly 90 of its employees on May 1, 2013, at its annual Honorary Awards ceremony held at the Indian Head Pavilion.
Thu May 09, 2013
Senator Pushes IRS to Crack Down on Payroll Service Fraud
Senate Appropriations Committee chair Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., urged Internal Revenue Service Acting Commissioner Steven T. Miller to do more to keep unscrupulous payroll service providers from cheating small businesses out of unremitted withholding taxes during an IRS budget hearing.
For Frederick tower, a sorry legislative story
In the military there is a phrase unfit for publication in a family newspaper to describe how Congress has handled the sequester-induced furlough of air traffic controllers and the planned closure of small contract towers like the one at Frederick Municipal Airport.
Wed May 08, 2013
Lawmakers demand military leaders curb sex assaults
Senators alarmed by a jump in sex crimes in the U.S. military called on Wednesday for a cultural overhaul of the Air Force and a lawmaker exposed a web page used by Marines that she said depicted a "culture of misogyny and sexual harassment." "I'm just fed up with this sexual assault stuff," Senator Barbara Mikulski told a hearing with top Air ... (more)
U.S. Air Force officer accused of sex assault decorated with medals
The Air Force officer charged in a sex assault case this week had served in Iraq and Afghanistan, received five non-combat medals and passed a review of his military records before he was selected to head a sexual assault prevention and response branch.
Is Congress crippling the Space Launch System - and NASA - with budget sequestration?
Sen. Barbara Mikulski is one of NASA's most powerful supporters as chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee, but a new report says she is worried that budget sequestration could cripple the Space Launch System being developed in Huntsville, AL., and possibly NASA's entire mission.
NSA Breaks Ground on Massive Computing Center
The National Security Agency this week formally broke ground on its second high-performance computing center, a 600,000 square-foot behemoth designed to help protect the nation's digital infrastructure.
Mon May 06, 2013
Frederick tower to remain open
Maryland's U.S. senators are confident that an assurance last week from U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray Lahood will mean that the 149 small airport control towers - including one at Frederick Municipal Airport - will remain open for the rest of the federal fiscal year.